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ENGLISH MONTH 2016

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Announcements, Grade School, High School, News and Events | 0 comments

In Kong Hua School, January is always the month of devotion to the English language. A West Germanic language, it is now considered as the global lingua franca. It means that the English language is a common means of communication for speakers of different first languages. In almost every place we go to, English is the language in signs, menus, and merchandise. Along with the French language, it is also used for diplomatic purposes. In businesses and in different media, its presence can be felt. English is indeed universal.

The launching for the English Month celebration had the theme “Upholding English Proficiency for Communicative Competence” and it started with a character portrayal from the members of the Power Speakers Club. One student held a role from Goosebumps. Another went into one of John Green’s novels. Many, however, represented Harry Potter characters like Harry Potter, the main character; Dolores Jane Umbridge; Lord Voldemort; and Professor Severus Snape. Afterwards was the announcement of different activities for both grade school and junior high school departments.

Last January 28, 2016 was the culminating day for the English Month for both the grade school and junior high school department. The culmination for the grade school was set in the morning of such day while the junior high school department took the afternoon session. The grade school department showcased a variety of presentations and among them were poem recitations, storytelling, verse choir, character portrayals, and story living presentations. And as for the junior high school, it was commenced with two declamations given by two seventh grade students: Leela Galvez and Stephanie Salde, respectively. It was followed by the ninth grade production of “New Yorker in Tondo”, a one-act comedy of satire with the topic of losing the original native self for the sake of adapting to a much larger environment―that is, New York City, in the case of the play. The final part of the culminating activity was the rendition of six tenth grade sections on Boublil and Schönberg’S Les Miserables, one of the most popular musicals of all time. The presentations had ended with all of grade 10 students coming out of the stage while the reprise of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” played.

Keep spreading the light through the power of E!

“The English language is a work in progress. Have fun with it.” ―Jonathan Culver

 

 

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